Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem that affects humans, animals, agriculture and the environment.
StAR – Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance
Together with the international community, Switzerland is challenged to prevent the emergence of new resistances and to limit their transmission and spread.
This is the goal of the SwissStrategy on Antibiotic Resistance (StAR), which is implemented by the four federal agencies FOPH, FOAG, FOAG and FOEN in collaboration with stakeholders. This One Health approach is crucial to ensure the effectiveness of antibiotics.
Currently, the One Health Action Plan 2024-27 of the Strategy Antibiotic Resistance Switzerland (StAR) is being developed with various partners and stakeholders from research, politics and industry.
The action plan will set new impulses. The aim is to effectively combat the «silent pandemic» of antimicrobial resistance. Required for this is the consistent implementation of the One Health approach.
Humans, animals, agriculture and the environment.
The FOPH provides trustworthy specialist information and so enhances the knowledge of patients, doctors and pharmacists, thereby enabling them to assume their responsibility in handling antibiotics.
Through its work, the FSVO establishes a framework to keep animals healthy and reduce the need for antibiotics. In applying this guiding principle, antibiotic resistance and disease among animals can be prevented.
Farmers and veterinarians are encouraged to promote animal health through disease prevention. The FOAG helps them to assume their responsibility and contribute to maintaining the effectiveness of antibiotics under the holistic One Health principle.
The FOEN supports the expansion of wastewater treatment plants so that concentrations of antibiotics and other micropollutants in our water can be significantly reduced. Research on antibiotic resistance in the water cycle also plays an important role.
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